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Piano Moving & Safeguarding Your Precious Instrument

Piano moving. The phrase conjures up images of old silent films where inept movers let a piano roll down a hill or crash onto the pavement from a window high above. As funny as that may be, it’s not funny if it’s YOUR piano and that piano cost your thousand of dollars.

Piano Moving

I have been moving pianos as well as fine art and antiques for years. In the 25-plus years I’ve been in the business I’ve seen it all. And yes, like those silent movies, we’ve used cranes to move pianos from high-story windows and carried them down flights of over 100 stairs.

How do you best handle a move of your valuable musical instrument? The short answer is “hire a pro.” I would personally recommend Piano Movers Los Angeles. The price is well worth the peace of mind knowing that they specialize in this type of move. Second, professional piano movers are insured. Do not hire a company that isn’t.

Making sure your piano or antique is properly moved, it’s also important to know that the company you hire is expert at crating. Items shipped across town or across the country must be protected against damage and having the experience to correctly crate these uniquely shaped items is vital. Ask your piano moving company about this before the job begins.

Other Thoughts

The time required for each job depends on the complexity of the move. Is the piano or artwork on an upper level? What kind of access to the ground do you have? Will you need a crane? While most jobs can be accomplished in a day, these more complex ones will take more time and effort.

As with anything, experience counts. Ask your piano moving company how long they’ve been in business; what experience they have and how they’re insured. Don’t trust your precious items to anyone whose credentials aren’t exemplary. Do your homework beforehand for the most problem-free move possible.

Moving Pianos To Your New Home

Pianos are one of the most awkward items to move from your home. They need to be handled with care. Moving them can be a dangerous job. Pianos are awkwardly shaped and very fragile. Because of the shape, they often need to be turned on their side when moving. They can easily become scraped, bumped, and ruined during a move.

Tight turns and moving large objects anywhere is a dangerous job that should only be undertaken by professional LA movers. A Los Angeles piano mover will know how to protect your instrument best. They have the right equipment and skills necessary to make sure it is done correctly. Pianos need pads to keep it safe. Those pads are strapped directly on it, though other support may be used as well. Los Angeles piano movers sometimes use wooden blocks, cranes, and other fancy equipment to move them safely.

Always, Safety First

Safety needs to be considered when moving pianos. The minimum number of men needed to move a piano is three. This is why hiring professional Los Angeles movers is such a good idea. Pianos that need to be moved upstairs have a huge undertaking. They usually have to deal with having to turn pianos on to their side. They have to do it carefully, and the keyboard is never supposed to lead the turn. Instead, the piano’s base is supposed to be facing upwards towards the stairs.

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